Press Release 2017


The 20/21 British Art Fair, one of the UK’s most popular art fairs and the only one to specialise exclusively in Modern and Post War British art, returns in a new venue after its former location was suddenly unavailable in 2016.

After some 25 years at the Royal College of Art, it is moving to Mall Galleries in central London close to the art market hub of St. James’s. The 29th staging will take place between 12th – 16th September.

The fair is supported by 34 of the UK's leading art dealers, some of whom have exhibited at the fair since its inception in 1988, which clearly demonstrates the remarkable loyalty which underpins this event. Its great strength lies in the excellence and variety of Modern (1900-1945) and Post-War art (1945-1970). However, work from 1970 to the present day will also be on show.

Most of the great names of 20th century British art will be represented: Bomberg, Freud, Frink, Frost, Hepworth, Hockney, Lowry, Moore, Nash, Piper, Riley, Spencer and Sutherland to name a few. Much of the work is privately sourced and fresh to the market and dealers keep work back for the fair. The result is a niche event showcasing paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture of the highest quality.

Mall Galleries is a well-known venue which hosts art events on behalf of the Federation of British Artists such as the New English Art Club. Many of the artists represented at the fair would have belonged to this group some 50 or even 100 years ago.

‘We are delighted to be back and are very excited by the response to the new venue’,say the founders and organisers, Gay Hutson and Angela Wynn. ‘We are confident that this select specialist fair, with its great line up of dealers, will be a feast for collectors.’

‘The British Art Fair has the reputation of being one of the happiest fairs of the year’ (Huon Mallalieu, Country Life)

VENUE: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
DATES: 12 – 16 SEPTEMBER 2018
TIMES: Wed: 3-9pm; Thurs: 11am-8pm; Fri/Sat: 11am-7pm; Sun: 11am-6pm
ADMISSION: £10 (concessions £6)
CONTACT: GAY HUTSON. T: 020 8742 1611